Ken Doherty (Ireland)

See also Doherty's profile in the Score Centre

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Basic facts
Personal data, achievements, etc.
Results in ranking events
Performance in ranking events since the start of the 1994/95 season
Related webpages

Basic Facts

Born September 17, 1969
Lives Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Nickname "The Darling of Dublin"
Turned pro 1990
Highest pro break 147 (2012 Paul Hunter Classic (EPTC 1))
Highest ranked 2 (2006)
Current ranking (end of 2021/2022) 85
World Championship best Winner (1997)
Best ranking event performance Winner of six tournaments: Regal Welsh 1993 2001; Embassy World Championship 1997; Rothmans Malta Grand Prix 2000; Thailand Masters 2001; Malta Cup 2006
Major invitation tournament victories: Benson & Hedges Irish Masters 1998; Regal Scottish Masters 1993, 1994
Speciality Escaping from snookers

Became the first man to have won both the Amateur World Championship and the Professional World Championship, when he lifted the Crucible trophy in 1997 after ending Stephen Hendry's five-year spell in the competition. (He has also won the World Under-21 Championship!)

The following year he was runner-up to John Higgins. Ken Doherty's other ranking wins came in the 1993 and 2001 Welsh Open, the 2000 Rothmans Malta Grand Prix and the 2006 Malta Cup.

Among his 21 titles are also the 1996 European League, the 1997 Rothmans Grand Prix and the 1998 Doc Martens Premier League.


Doherty was originally beaten by Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final of the 1998 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters, but was awarded the title after Ronnie failed a drug test.

Results in Ranking Events (94/95 - 01/02)

See Doherty's profile in the Score Centre for results from 2010/2011 and onwards.

Color guide:
won the event lost his opening match

Dubai   QF   4-5   Stephen Hendry
Grand Prix   3R   3-5   Ronnie O'Sullivan
UK   RU   5-10   Stephen Hendry
European   QF   3-5   Nigel Bond
Welsh   1R   4-5   Michael Judge
International   3R   0-5   John Higgins
Thailand   2R   2-5   Peter Ebdon
British   2R   3-5   Mike Hallett
World   1R   7-10   Mark Davis


Thailand Classic   1R   2-5   Joe Swail
Grand Prix   3R   1-5   Alan McManus
UK   QF   3-9   Stephen Hendry
German   RU   3-9   John Higgins
Welsh   2R   3-5   Mark J Williams
International   1R   2-5   Gary Ponting
European   2R   3-5   John Parrott
Thailand Open   RU   8-9   Alan McManus
British   3R   3-5   Ronnie O'Sullivan
World   2R   5-13   Darren Morgan


Asian Classic   SF   1-5   Brian Morgan
Grand Prix   3R   3-5   Tony Drago
UK   SF   3-9   John Higgins
German   1R   2-5   Mark J Williams
Welsh   3R   4-5   Paul Davies
International   2R   3-5   Joe Swail
European   SF   4-6   John Parrott
Thailand   2R   4-5   Fergal O'Brien
British   1R   3-5   Michael Judge
World   W   18-12   Stephen Hendry


Grand Prix   2R   4-5   Willie Thorne
UK   3R   4-9   Neal Foulds
German   SF   4-6   John Parrott
Welsh   2R   3-5   Tony Chappel
Scottish   4R   4-5   Fergal O'Brien
Thailand   SF   4-5   Stephen Hendry
British   SF   4-6   Stephen Hendry
World   RU   12-18   John Higgins


Grand Prix   2R   3-5   Shokat Ali
UK   3R   7-9   Fergal O'Brien
Irish   QF   1-5   Mark J Williams
Welsh   1R   2-5   Patrick Wallace
Scottish   SF   5-6   Graeme Dott
Thailand   QF   3-5   John Parrott
China   QF   4-5   Alan McManus
British   2R   4-5   Gary Wilkinson
World   QF   9-13   Mark J Williams


British   5R   2-5   Alan McManus
Grand Prix   QF   3-5   Mark J Williams
UK   5R   8-9   Dave Harold
China   Qual   3-5   Paul Sweeny
Welsh   3R   4-5   Peter Ebdon
Malta   W   9-3   Mark J Williams
Thailand   SF   3-5   Stephen Hendry
Scottish   5R   2-5   Anthony Hamilton
World   2R   12-13   Anthony Hamilton


British   2R   2-5   Jimmy White
GP   QF   0-5   Ronnie O'Sullivan
UK   6R   5-9   Gerard Greene
China   2R   0-5   Paul Hunter
Welsh   W   9-2   Paul Hunter
Thailand   W   9-3   Stephen Hendry
Scottish   RU   7-9   Peter Ebdon
World   QF   6-13   John Higgins


British   3R   4-5   Alan McManus
LG Cup   2R   2-5   Marco Fu
European   SF   4-6   Stephen Hendry
UK   RU   1-10   Ronnie O'Sullivan
Welsh   RU   7-9   Paul Hunter
China   QF   4-5   Anthony Hamilton
Thailand   QF   4-5   Stephen Lee
Scottish   2R   4-5   Quinten Hann
World   QF   12-13   Stephen Hendry


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